TikTok's Viral Sensation, JVKE continuing to explode with his song "this is what falling in love feels like" being used over 106k times on the platform. Under AWAL's licensing and being released on September 3, 2021, "this is what falling in love feels like" proves to demonstrate how viral TikTok's platform contributes to the success of songs.
The intro starts with beautiful strings of violins. With birds being heard in the background while violins are being played, it gives a euphoric dream state. Large crashes from the MIDI keyboard begin to start this euphoric dream and the sudden rush of falling in love. Mixed in with the sudden change in tempo and piano keys in staccato, this emphasizes the complete joy one feels when meeting someone almost to a skip down a sidewalk type of feeling. The vocal layering adds to the grandeur feeling of infatuation and the possibility that someone could change your entire life. Again, the continued use of violin mixed with a sampling of birds and the whistle sounds in the outro provides dexterity and depth into the song. Given this, on the Intersect Magazine Scale of 1-10 for sound, "this is what falling in love feels like" receives a 8.4/10.
As with most romantics, JVKE highlights really how someone does feel during the beginning stages of falling in love. From an overjoyed view on life to the cheesy, goofiness a significant other gives, we can relate to how he feels.
Feel like sun on my skin/So this is love, I know it is/ I know it sounds super cliché/ But you make me feel some type of way/ This is falling, falling in love
From the chorus, we can see the overjoyed view on life as we see his meticulous usage of hyperboles and painting a feeling to the listener of that summer glow. Recognizing something is "cliché" is typical of relationships in the beginning stages as we are stumbling on words to describe and actions on how we feel to someone new. Despite the short length of the songs, the lyrics are noticeably meaningful and real without too much "fluff". The downfall of this song, however, is how short the song is and the lost potential JVKE could have done by truly creating something bigger than himself. Given these aspects, on the Intersect Magazine Scale of 1-10 for lyrics, "this is what falling in love feels like" gets a 7/10.
THE ART BEHIND THE SOUND
JVKE's ability to use samples and strings has pushed him to be one of the ones to watch. The way of focusing on sounds to articulate true feelings such as the one this song showcases will help push him to begin thinking more creatively and venture into incorporating even more interesting elements within his pop discography. His creativity is just the beginning as we see how his music video personifies nature to move and continue this dreamlike feeling within for someone. With his music video from roots growing into the air to rose bushes blooming a dime a dozen, this euphoric feeling is visualized and we are here for this experience. On the Intersect Magazine scale of 1-10 for the art behind the sound, "this is what falling in love feels like" receives a 7.6/10.
Overall, "this is what falling in love feels like" gives us a hopeful, joyous pop song. With the incorporated use of other elements such as strings and samples, the future is looking bright for JVKE. On the Intersect Rating Scale of 1-10, "this is what falling in love feels like" overall receives a 7.5/10
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